Hello everyone! I hope your new year is off to a good start.
The Sims news
Graham Nardone clarifies how The Sims 4 will handle emotion. The Sims 4 producer Graham Nardone (aka "SimGuruGraham") made a series of tweets regarding how TS4 would and would not handle emotion, including clarifying how objects, outfits, colors, etc could affect a Sim's emotional state. Previous information about emotions had suggested that specific objects could have an emotional effect on Sims near them. Thanks to SimsVIP for the scoop!
Twallan retires from mod development. Twallan, designer of the well-known NRaas modifications for The Sims 3, has announced that he will no longer be working on or providing support for his mods, and will not be producing new mods for The Sims 3 or The Sims 4. Along with his announcement, Twallan released the source code for his modifications, allowing other modders to update the modifications. You can read more about his retirement here.
The Sims Wiki news
- Beds has chosen to take an indefinite leave of absence from administrating on The Sims Wiki. I want to personally thank her for her great contributions to the wiki and the wiki community, and want to wish her the best of luck going forward.
- To piggyback off that piece of news, remember that we are always looking for new users to take more active roles in participating on the wiki. If you enjoy editing and participating on The Sims Wiki, please consider requesting a user rights promotion. Promoted users are given more advanced wiki-editing tools and are a tremendous asset to the wiki and vital to its long-term success.
We've got a couple places right now where you can give your input on aspects of The Sims series. For instance, Lab wants to know what your favorite expansion pack in the series is. There's also some talk about whether illness/diseases should be a part of TS4. Be sure to jump in and give your opinion, or else start a forum thread or blog post for yourself!
We're already a week into 2014, but it's still a long ways to go until the release of The Sims 4. On top of this, we already know that there won't be any more expansion packs for The Sims 3, meaning we might not have much new stuff to keep us occupied until TS4. However, The Sims design team has hinted that features for TS3 may still be released this year. What do you think?
-- LostInRiverview talk ~ blog 02:28, January 9, 2014 (UTC)